- Male Mule Deer are Bucks, Females are Does, Young are fawns.
- Male Moose are Bulls, Females are Cows, and young are calves.
- Male Muskox are Bulls, Females are Cows, and young are calves.
- Male Reindeer/Caribou are Bulls, Females are Cows, young are calves.
- Male Elk are Bulls, Females are Cows, young are calves.
- Male Sheep are called Rams, Females are called Ewes, young are called Lambs.
- Male Goats are either Bucks or Billies, females are Does or Nannies, but young are always Kids, and not fawns!
- Male Wolves are Dogs, Females are Bitches, and young are pups.
- Male Bears are Boars, Females are Sows, youngs are cubs.
- Male Foxes are Todds, Females are Vixens, and young are kits!
Thursday, 7 January 2010
A little bit on animal names.
Avery was asking about a Reindeer on lower campus who hasn't got around to dropping antlers yet, and she brought up a good point. Wildlife terms in English are confusing! Consider this: